Speaking of 2nd Avenue…and just in case you haven’t heard: Urban Standard is open again! Kudos to owner Tom Wrzesien and his amazing staff for persevering while the popular coffeehouse underwent three months of repairs following a fire that destroyed the kitchen and caused serious smoke damage. We’re so glad to have y’all back on 2nd! Urban Standard is again partnering with our Urban Food Project team to source a significant portion of their menu from Alabama farmers. The purchases of local restaurants like Urban Standard help offset the costs of helping corner stores in Birmingham’s food deserts offer fresh fruits and vegetables. We call it a triple-net investment!
This fall, the REV team is doing some new REV things, with a demonstration project designed to prove and improve downtown Birmingham’s market for more retail.
I believe that Birmingham is still missing something important—something that inspires people to experience downtown on foot, that can tell the story of our city and its cultures.
Sixteenth St. Baptist Church honoring its history with interactive museum opening on 56th anniversary of bombing
Sept. 15, 56 years to the day that a bomb killed four little girls— Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson— a new interactive museum will open honoring the girls and the chain of events their murders set off in the Civil Rights Movement.